Welcome. We have 2 Smartcars (bragging). The first was ordered last August I got my coupe in May. Paige wanted a convertible so she went on the orphan list and had one in just under 2 months. Go in and talk to them and give them $500 to show you are serious and tell them wht you would like for first choice.
Also, if you want to see some of the crazy things WE have done with our cars, check out my pictures. My plates say "ITIBITI" and Paige's will say "WHEEE".
Welcome to the club. My best suggestion is to call around to the several dealers in the Virginia area and see if you can be put on the orphan list. I ordered my car in June, have not even configured yet, but received an orphan in just a month. Good luck.